MILFORD SOUND - New Zealand Roadtrip - Fiordland South Island

  • Published on Oct 8, 2017
  • MILFORD SOUND - New Zealand Roadtrip - Fiordland South Island
    Heading North from Slope Point it’s finally time to campervan in the Fiordland National Park of the South Island New Zealand. Surprise- It’s full of sand flies. Even the viscous swarms couldn’t ruin the beauty of Doubtful Sound and Milford Sound. (Maybe a little bit though) This week's agenda we’re visiting:
    Lookout Point
    South Arm Campsite
    Mt. Burns Hike in the Rain
    Mirror Lake in Milford Sound
    Key Summit Hike in Milford Sound
    Retreating from Sand Flies
    Searching for Kea in Milford Sound
    Monowai Campsite
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Comments • 37

  • Heidi
    Heidi 4 months ago

    Your videos are great. Cant wait to visit the South Island again.

  • Tayla Best-Lewis
    Tayla Best-Lewis 10 months ago +2

    Please don’t wash your dishes in our lakes. It’s terrible for keeping our lakes clean.

  • sany fin
    sany fin 11 months ago

    dislike for your camera quality

  • satish k
    satish k Year ago

    Great Video guys , Love the drone footage , when was this video taken ? was it in winter season or summer ? Does it rain in summer in Milford Sound or Fiordland National park ? i am planning to visit in second week of october a bike tour of south island .

    • TIM and FIN
      TIM and FIN  Year ago

      Shoulder season around March. I believe (but could be wrong) that it's almost always rainy/wet in the Fiordlands/Milford.

  • Salt in my nose
    Salt in my nose Year ago

    Great videos! I'll have them as inspiration when I plan my New Zealand trip :)

    • TIM and FIN
      TIM and FIN  Year ago

      If you have any specific questions feel free to hit us up at

  • Steven Cassidy
    Steven Cassidy Year ago +1

    you obviously can't have rain, have wind, have cold - you've obviously not been raised in Britain?

    • Steven Cassidy
      Steven Cassidy Year ago

      I blame the Scots, just for everything

    • TIM and FIN
      TIM and FIN  Year ago

      You left out bugs! (BTW- on my visits to both London and two weeks touring scotland- we did have a full experience of crummy weather. That Scotland cold- we still use it to refer to anytime we can't get dry and the rain is one degree above turning to snow!)

  • Dupre Dacil
    Dupre Dacil Year ago

    Hey, where is that lookout point, I tried looking in Google Maps and can't find it :/

  • Thorfinn986_doesn't_do_average

    Except for sandflies,nasty critters.

  • Thorfinn986_doesn't_do_average

    Well done!,not many do it like you did,always stickin to well worn tracks and roads,awesome!! and no poisonous insects or animals to worry about,unlike Australia. ;-)

    • TIM and FIN
      TIM and FIN  Year ago +1

      We did get off the beaten path when we could----and those sandflies would chase us away ASAP. New Zealands biggest lie is the "no natural predators" myth....I bet a swarm of sandflies could strip the meat of any animal around in just a night. :)

  • AndreVISUAL
    AndreVISUAL Year ago

    It seems amazing..great video guys!!!
    I'll be there next august, can't wait..

    • AndreVISUAL
      AndreVISUAL Year ago

      TIM and FIN absolutely!! 🤙🏻
      Subbed to the channel, waiting for more!!

    • TIM and FIN
      TIM and FIN  Year ago +1

      Have a blast Andre!

  • Ricardo Rodrigues
    Ricardo Rodrigues Year ago +1

    Awesome videos guys. Currently planning a 4 week trip of new zealand on a campervan and your videos are by far the best resource I have found. Funny and interesting dialogue, good content, good editing. One of my new favourite youtube channels! (did I mention I am on my second round of watching the NZ videos?)

    • Ricardo Rodrigues
      Ricardo Rodrigues Year ago

      TIM and FIN I shall report on the sandfly situation upon my return! ;)

    • TIM and FIN
      TIM and FIN  Year ago

      Thanks Ricardo! That means a ton- we put a lot of work into editing so we're glad someone out there is noticing! Hope you have a great time on your four week trip (and that you don't encounter too many sand flies).

  • Christopher Bendlin

    Hey guys, I like your videos! In January I'll be heading over to NZ on a WHV, can't wait. I have a question though, what kind of camera/lenses are you using to film and shoot pictures with? :)

    • TIM and FIN
      TIM and FIN  Year ago

      Thanks Chris! We're glad you're here!

    • Christopher Bendlin
      Christopher Bendlin Year ago

      Thanks for the reply :) I did see the gimbal you were using. Also checked out your website ! Keep up the good work, and you definitely have a new subscriber

    • TIM and FIN
      TIM and FIN  Year ago +1

      We used a GoPro Hero 4 and a Samsung NX2000. We can't really recommend the NX2000 though....the footage that was usable looked great but the camera really struggled to focus. We recently moved over to a Panasonic G7 and are much happier. Also, and you may have seen me talking about this already- we had a gimbal to use with our gopro for all of NZ. It made everything way better.

  • Wannabe Wallaby
    Wannabe Wallaby 2 years ago +1

    totally skipped out on the yankees indians alds game to watch your videos. beautiful stuff!

  • pathfinder54321
    pathfinder54321 2 years ago +1

    What an interesting and beautiful video. It always brings a big smile to my face to watch you guys exploring.

  • Puerto Rico Superhost
    Puerto Rico Superhost 2 years ago +4

    The views, the dialogue, the instal-gold drone footy, the wizard staff fights... All amazing. Can't wait for the next episode

  • Biase Films
    Biase Films 2 years ago +1

    Amazing channel guys. Best regards from Brazil!!

  • Bangkok Bound
    Bangkok Bound 2 years ago +1

    Great travel vlog! I like the music in this video. Nice couple.

  • Melissa Johnson
    Melissa Johnson 2 years ago

    What of the year did you go? Was it rainy season?

    • Joan Allman
      Joan Allman Year ago

      @TIM and FIN just back from new Zealand it was beautiful

    • Apteryx Carbon
      Apteryx Carbon Year ago

      Milford gets around 6.5 Metres (260 Inches) of rain each year so rainy season starts in January and ends in December ;-) It's the wettest in NZ and one of the wettest in the world.

    • TIM and FIN
      TIM and FIN  2 years ago

      +Melissa Johnson this was April 2016. I think rainfall is pretty evenly spread throughout the year. Milford in particular is usually cloudy. I think the bright and shiny pictures of fiordland are more the exception than the rule.

  • Faded Sunflowerr
    Faded Sunflowerr 2 years ago +1

    This video was so beautiful. I'd love to get into this kind of life style with my boyfriend. Amazing video I loved it

    • TIM and FIN
      TIM and FIN  2 years ago

      Thanks! This was about nine months into our trip and we finally were getting the hang of how/what to film. By this point it was a ton of fun as well and it had become a full blown part of daily life.

  • Chris 1972
    Chris 1972 2 years ago +1

    Really beautiful vlog. In 2015 my wife and I were "lucky" to have a travel agency make a mistake in our travel plans. They made up for it by giving us a roundtrip helicopter ride from Queenstown to Milford Sound. Anyone nervous about making your own plans to anywhere in the South Pacific check out Great people that really know their stuff.

    • TIM and FIN
      TIM and FIN  2 years ago +1

      A free helicopter ride is a heck of a way to make up for just about anything!